Friday, May 13, 2016

En route to the Tuamotos

It is time for us to depart the beautiful Marqueasas islands so with our final provision of fresh produce, which are very hard to find until we get to Tahiti, we raised the anchor from Taiahoe bay on Nuka-Hiva and headed SE for Raroia in the Tuamotos islands. I had heard that the Wahoo were running near the islands so I had purchased a special lure with a wire leader and we set it as we departed the anchorage. Sure enough just as we were about 1/2 a mile from he island the line went taught and we pulled in a nice 15-20lb Wahoo. These fish are excellent eating with their white meat and we were glad to have a change from tuna. Jude did an excellent job of filleting the fish on the aft deck in confused seas. We enjoyed a lovely meal of Wahoo, fried rice and Bak Choi for supper. We now have about another 250 miles to go having had a great run with 17-20 knots of wind on the beam with us doing 7.5-8 knots. Fingers crossed it stays like this for another two days. All is well. Current position 12.15S 141.11W Click link to the right to see where we are.

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